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600mm Version I
« on: October 05, 2012, 08:28:21 AM »
Hi does anyone remember how much was the earlier version of 600mm? I am selling mine and wondering what to price it at.
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600mm Version I
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Re: 600mm Version I
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012, 11:30:10 AM »
I could be wrong, but at one time I believe it retailed for $13k range.
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Re: 600mm Version I
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 12:22:49 PM »
They are currently worth in Canada $9600 CDN on sale at $8455 CDN at Camera Canada if that helps.  Keith

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Re: 600mm Version I
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 01:54:52 PM »
It is for 13000 usd now, so the earlier version would have been much cheaper I think. Pity I lost the receipt. I have written to BH to dig it out. Will post when I hear from them.

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Re: 600mm Version I
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 02:18:03 PM »
What you could do is search for it on eBay, and in the option menu on the left select "Show only completed listings". Sort on price and you'll find the IS version sells for $7K-$10K, the non-IS will go for about $4K, but I could only see one completed sale (in green) of that one, so it probably pays to check back more often.

This is actually a Ken Rockwell tip, by the way. Apparently there's some use to them Nikonians ;)
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Re: 600mm Version I
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 02:27:00 PM »
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Re: 600mm Version I
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2012, 03:38:23 PM »
Thank you again.
I checked on ebay and I find only used listing.
Let me rephrase my question:
Does anyone remember the price of NEW 600 mm lens before the current version came out?

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Re: 600mm Version I
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Re: 600mm Version I
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2012, 04:20:30 PM »
I believe the new price was around $8400 before the version II came out.  I remember about six years ago it was close to $7k and after that slowly creeped up.

I came extremely close to buying a used version I within the last month, but was unable to convince my better half before they sold.

- Lensrentals had a nice copy for $6270.  Taxes brought it up to $6700.
- On Fredmiranda someone had a copy with Wimberley head + Gitzo 5 series tripod for $7000
- Adorama has two for sale.  They have one copy for $7449 and another for $7949.  Not suprisingly they have been available for quite some time.
- Someone posted one yesterday on Fredmiranda for $7500
- Four weeks ago someone sold one on Fredmiranda for $6200

From what I can tell the fair market value is about $6700, though it may take several weeks to sell it.
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Re: 600mm Version I
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2012, 04:20:43 PM »
check www.canonpricewatch.com  They maintain the last going prices on these lenses when stock dried up.

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Re: 600mm Version I
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2012, 04:38:14 PM »
check www.canonpricewatch.com  They maintain the last going prices on these lenses when stock dried up.


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Re: 600mm Version I
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2012, 04:52:07 PM »
Got it!
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Re: 600mm Version I
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2012, 06:07:34 PM »
Version 1 was $9,200 on BH Photo before stocks ran out.

I kept notes on the last prices of the Version 1 400mm 2.8 & 600mm before stocks ran out. Also took note of the Nikon counterpart for reference also.

I did this so I know whether it is time already to buy the 600mm Version 2. In the event the 600mm Version 2 sells for between $9,200 and $10,300 (Nikkor price) then I will be more interested to complete my lens lineup.
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Re: 600mm Version I
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2012, 07:38:54 PM »
I did this so I know whether it is time already to buy the 600mm Version 2. In the event the 600mm Version 2 sells for between $9,200 and $10,300 (Nikkor price) then I will be more interested to complete my lens lineup.

Nikon's 600mm is still the old version I lens, which is very similar to Canon's MkI. Canon's MkII is optically better, and the Nikon I weighs 30% more.  Unlike the MkI versions of both, Canon's 600 II is actually handholdable.  To me, at least, that's worth a big premium.
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Re: 600mm Version I
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Re: 600mm Version I
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2012, 09:53:44 PM »
Nikon's 600mm is still the old version I lens, which is very similar to Canon's MkI. Canon's MkII is optically better, and the Nikon I weighs 30% more.  Unlike the MkI versions of both, Canon's 600 II is actually handholdable.  To me, at least, that's worth a big premium.
Relative to the version 1 Canon the Nikon 600mm is much much newer. The Nikon was announced on Aug 23, 2007 while the version 1 Canon was announced September 1999. A 8 year gap between the two 600mm.

I am using the Nikon price as a gauge whether the current Canon 600mm (announced Feb 7, 2011) is a bargain to buy already. Bargain being a relative term of course.

The current 600mm is $13,000 so when it drops nearing $10,300 then it is a great time to buy a "want".

Now if you "need" a 600mm today I would strongly consider the Canon for the technical aspects you pointed out. But alas the current 600mm is perpetually out of stock in most places so you may want to consider looking at other focal lengths to get to where you want.
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Re: 600mm Version I
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2012, 01:41:26 AM »
I didn't realize the Nikon was so (relatively) new.  Still, it's the substantially lighter weight that, IMO, sets the Canon 600 II apart - it's the same weight as Nikon's 500/4 (and the 'old' Canon 500 MkI)

But alas the current 600mm is perpetually out of stock in most places so you may want to consider looking at other focal lengths to get to where you want.

Actually, I need look no further than my closet to find a 600 II.  ;)
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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2012, 01:41:26 AM »